An important message regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more.

Chronic Stable Angina

Chest Pain

Step 1: View clinicals

A 58 year old man presents with chest discomfort following mild to moderate exertion for 4 months. His symptoms resolve completely with rest. He was diagnosed with diabetes 15 years ago, which is well controlled. His smoking history amounts to 30 pack-years. There is no family history of heart disease.

Step 2: Order all relevant investigations

Troponin-T Assay

The Troponin-T assay is negative.

Resting ECG

The resting ECG appears completely normal.

Exercise ECG

The patient develops chest pain and horizontal ST segment depressions in leads V1 to V4 at stage II of the stress test (Bruce protocol), following which the test is terminated.

Coronary Angiography

Coronary Angiography shows a 70% to 80% stenosis of the proximal portion of the left anterior descending artery, with a left dominant coronary circulation.

Step 3: Select appropriate management

Coronary Stenting

Score: ★★☆